Boral Timber has followed up their 2016 launch of the Metallon flooring collection with the latest addition to their engineered flooring portfolio – the Boral engineered wideboard flooring.

Boral remains committed to showcasing local timbers through their flooring collections, especially in a flooring category dominated by imported species. The latest collection is available in the popular Australian hardwood species of Blackbutt and Spotted Gum, while the wideboard format directly addresses new home design trends that favour larger living spaces and open plan interiors.

The new Boral engineered wideboard flooring collection comes in the form of 186mm wide single strip boards featuring a matte sheen brushed finish that highlights the natural colour and features of the timber.

Commenting on the wideboard innovation, Boral Timber national sales and distribution manager, Leon Travis explains that consumers, interior designers and architects alike love this look. Boral offers the new engineered flooring range in a choice of two popular widths – 134mm and 186mm – and expects them to be popular in both new builds and the renovation market, providing a striking timber floor with the benefit of a quick and easy installation over many surfaces.

Key features of Boral engineered wideboard flooring include pre-finished board with seven layers of 10 per cent matte sheen UV cured acrylic coating; 4mm nominal hardwood top layer allowing re-sanding and recoating for a long service life; 4-sided Uniclic 14mm profile for a tight board-to-board fit and a smooth consistent finish; and 2.2m board length option.

Boral engineered wideboard flooring can be installed over a level subfloor such as a concrete slab, particleboard or plywood sheeting, old timber floors and tiles. The flooring can also be installed with a variety of quality underlays to address floor levelling, cushioning and acoustic concerns.

Graded to AS 2796.2 Standard & Better, Boral engineered flooring is made using timber from certified, legal and sustainably managed sources. It is Chain of Custody certified by the Australian Forestry Standard, which has mutual recognition by the world’s largest forest management certifier, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme.